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Lance & Lisa Beaver tell the story of their...‘Old School' Westfalia Bay

The history of our bus is varied. I heard that it used to belong to a soccer player who lived in it for a while, and a tale of a cross country trip that was taken in it. Since we’ve owned it, we have been to numerous car shows with our car club Kahiko Kula and enjoy that immensely, but taking it camping is our joy.

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Messing About in Boats

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

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Hector A Cautionary Tale.

We’d wanted a splitscreen bus for years. And first got the bug, after hiring one for a holiday in Cornwall in 2009.

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Ruby Red

Since the tender age of just 3, Joanne Dix has been into splitscreen Volkswagens.

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Playing with Fire

‘There we were, all just sitting around the campfire...’

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Four lads take on Le Mans

We’d had the Le Mans 24 hour race on our bucket list for a long, long time...

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Happy 70th Birthday, Miss Sofie!

This T1 Bulli from 1950 is the world’s oldest street-legal VW bus and is kept in VWCV’s Classic Vehicles collection in Hannover.

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Sitting on the Dock of the Bay…

Lockdown Projects.

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California Dreamin'

The beginning of our second week and we were being treated to a day out...

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Brochure Line - A 2.6 litre T3!

Taking a peep at a highly desirable VW Bus few of us will ever see in its ‘Exclusiv’ finery

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California Dreamin'

During my years of covering VW shows and events, especially in Europe, I have become good friends with several of the VW legends who travel over from California. So when the chance for a return visit arose last year Jen and I were packed in a flash!

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Danbury Delight

Whilst still retaining many original features, this Danbury camper also successfully blends in a host of subtle custom touches and modifications

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The Barefoot Chef

Camper Calling is one of the few occasions that I manage to meet up with Alan Hayward, my watercooled oppo from our sister magazine; VW Bus.

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One Of A Kind

A 1979 air cooled T3 syncro? Mike Ghia tells us the story behind this one off creation.

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The HonuBus

After developing a love for the ocean as a little girl spending time with her Grandfather in San Diego, plus having strong family ties to the Pacific Islands, Patrisha Wyatt channelled her aquatic affections into her bus restoration with perhaps unequalled intensity!

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Body Dropped Bay

Uncommon double door model, original paint, patina and signwriting, slammed, Porsche Type 4 motor … what’s not to love here!

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Gorgeous Gecko

Classic buses are a firm favourite for wedding transport, looking at this gorgeous Dormobile it’s easy to see why!

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1955 Wolfsburg Bus

Built on 19th March 1955, this Microbus would have been amongst the first to roll off the production line and is the oldest post-Barndoor Bus in the UK.

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In Search Of The Samba

In which we compile a collection of Sambas and dream of lottery wins and a purpose built garage.

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Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay…

Normally, Spring is the time when those who have been busy building or refreshing buses through the winter get the chance to bring out their new creations.

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Indian Blue Street Sleeper

“In 2010 we borrowed a T4 to visit Busfest and camped out with the Airheads”

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YODA The Jedi Camping Master!

“Before we bought our bus in 2010, we’d never been particularly interested in camping”.

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Vivid Yellow Subaru Sleeper!

“Back in the 1990’s whilst working as a Marketing Manager for Kettle Chips, I was inspired by the owner’s story of discovering Norfolk whilst on his European road trip...”

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The Best Laid Schemes...

“We were all geared up to make 2020 a full on year, out and about in Toby.”

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The Ultimate Bus?

“I lived in SoCal for a few years and I think I fell in love with them down there. The bus scene was huge”.

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Daycations

There’s nothing quite like hitting the road in your bus for a good old adventure, whether it’s planned and long-awaited or last-minute and spontaneous.

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Out of season in Southwold.

From our home in the East Midlands, the sea side is a stretch in any direction, but none more so than Southwold on the Suffolk Coast.

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Gino's Italian Adventure 2019

Isolated at home for the foreseeable future, I’ve plenty of time on my hands to write about last year’s European tour!

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Another Trip Down Diesel Street

A further stroll down Wolfsburg’s Diesel Street quickly unearths a lovely array of Transporters well worthy of a word or three.

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Green Outside & Sunny Inside

“Many childhood summers were spent on caravanning holidays in Europe, where occasionally an aunt & uncle would join the family in their VW Vanagon Westfalia”.

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